The Violation of BCCI sports kit rules in domestic cricket is not a new thing in India. A few days before Hardik Pandya and now Shikhar Dhawan sported team India helmet during the 16th DY Patil T20 Cup.
On Wednesday, during a match in DY Patil T20 Cup, Dhawan was seen wearing a helmet that had the BCCI logo on it, Before this Hardik Pandya also did the same. However, in the next match Pandya covered the logo with some cello–tape.
But surprisingly, BCCI did not take any action against the all-rounder for violating code of conduct. As there was no action taken against Hardik Pandya, it seems that the Indian players, taking part in the tournament, had taken it for granted and breaking the rules now and then.
There had been such instances in the past too. Then in 2014, the Board of Control for Cricket in India instructed the domestic match referees to ensure that no Indian cricketer sport the BCCI logo when he features in a domestic match. And said that it would be considered a violation of the Association’s code.
Actually, it is clearly mentioned in the clothing regulations that if you are planning to use the helmet provided by BCCI in domestic matches, then you have to tape the BCCI logo.
In 2014, during a press conference, a BCCI official was quoted as saying by PTI, “The rule has been there from the start of the season but has only been implemented in all earnestness during the recently-concluded DeodharTrophy final between West Zone and East Zone,” a BCCI official was quoted as saying by PTI in 2014.
Amidst all this, Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya returned to cricketing action after almost half an year and has hit the ground running. Hardik scored 38 runs and also picked up 3 wickets for his team Reliance 1 in the first match. And the the next match the all-rounder hit a 37 ball 100 along with a rich five wicket haul to impress everyone with this all-round performance.